Residential Garbage, Recycle, and Compost Collection Services

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Garbage, Recycle, and Compost Three Cart Program 

The City of Lafayette has partnered with Republic Services to provide curbside solid waste collection for residents. All questions regarding collection services can be directed to Republic Services at 303-286-2400. 

As of Oct. 1, 2022, residents who are a part of the City Three Cart Program will receive:

  • Weekly compost collection
  • One free compost cart exchange annually; if requested more often, an additional fee will apply.
  • Continued collection of recycling every other week
  • A new rate structure: Your monthly rate depends on your garbage cart size; the rate includes recycling and compost collection service. See below. 
  • More cart size choices for recycling and compost carts: 32-, 64-, or 96-gallon.

Are you part of a homeowner association looking to join the City program? Please visit our Three Cart Program page for more information.

Republic Customer Service contact information:

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If your trash, recycling or compost container was not picked up on your usual day, please inform them of the missed collection within 24 hours for prompt recovery. The quickest way to get a response and get your container collected is to give Republic Services a call at 303-286-2400.

You can also fill out Republic Services' form on their website.

Residential Garbage, Recycle, and Compost Collection Fees

Residential rates are effective January 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2024.

Weekly Garbage Collection 

Cart Size
Garbage Rate
Administrative Fee
Total Monthly Charge
Extra garbage cart

Extra material tag


Please note: compost and recycle services are included in the garbage rate. You can choose which size of each cart you would like (32-, 64-, or 96-gallon).

Weekly Compost Collection 

Cart Size
Monthly Rate
96-gallon cart (smaller sizes available)
Extra compost cart $3.70
Extra material tag$4

Every-Other-Week Recycle Collection 

Cart Size
Monthly Rate
96-gallon cart (smaller sizes available)
Extra recycle cart $3.70

Bulky Items*

Mattress or box spring 
Sofa, chairs, or furniture $26.40
Large household appliances $36.96

*Residents receive one free bulk item collection per quarter: must schedule with Republic Services customer service. 

To dispose of freon container appliances, such as a refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner, please contact Eco-Cycle CHaRM: Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials, 303-444-6634, 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303.

Waste collection prices for Lafayette residents will include the following:

  • Annual bulky item cleanup
  • One curbside bulk item pickup once a year (in addition to the free quarterly bulk pickup currently offered)
  • Compost giveaway event 
  • Leaf and branch curbside pickup program every spring and fall
  • Hard-to-Recycle event
  • Newsletter mailed out with upcoming events, tips, and news. 

For details and dates, please contact Republic Services at 303-286-2400.